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Katalyst

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1.Katalyst (Ashley Anderson) is a one of Australia’s leading Producers. Working out of Sydney, Katalyst received the prestigious ‘Best Producer’ award at the Australian Dance Music Awards in 2002.

Before embarking on a solo career, Ashley Anderson’s previous work has included an album with producer Illpickl. Under the name of Moonrock, the two producers released a self titled album in 1998. Tracks from this self titled album featured on many compilation albums during the late ’90s. This then served as a launching pad for Ashley’s solo career.

Katalyst’s debut album ‘Manipulating Agent’ was released with much acclaim in 2002. The record earnt the ‘Best Album’ award at the Australian Dance Music Awards, as well as an ARIA nomination for ‘Best Dance Artist’.

A follow up remix album was released in March, 2003 titled ‘Agent Manipulated’. This album featured a number of previously unreleased Katalyst tracks, as well as many remixes of ‘Manipulating Agent’ tracks by various artists. The album was released as a 15 track CD and 8 track Vinyl.

In 2005 Katalyst released a mix titled ‘Dusted’ as a double CD or double vinyl collection. Tracks included wide variety of music from the ’60s to the present, including a Katalyst track titled ‘Let The Music Talk’ featuring RuCL.

In 2006, Katalyst has been part of the Invada Records ‘Stage Invasion’ tour, playing in all major capital cities of Australia.

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  • i-am-the-dude

    nice dj-set in Novosibirsk tonight!

    31 Aug 2012 Reply
  • CatalystDM

    so he's a dude named Ashley?

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Jack_the_System

    Dreaming of You is brilliant - http://validate-me.blogspot.com/2011/12/autumnals.html

    8 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Dr_Wally

    Fusion is the biggest party track.

    28 May 2011 Reply
  • Matatdesk

    love the what's happening album keen to hear more. i bought the Agent Manipulated album and was look through the linear notes on the train, when i got home to listen to it i looked in my bag.... not there :( must have left it on the train. hope some one enjoyed it. will have to get it when i find it next ;)

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Bravepower

    Say What You Feel is fantastic. 70s-esque funk-soul. <3

    1 Jun 2009 Reply
  • waverider_uk

    where the hell can I get hold of 'Manipulating Agent'? Can't seem to find it anywhere!

    22 May 2009 Reply
  • 3lusiv3

    well done ash.

    31 Jan 2009 Reply
  • haenz2312

    very relaxing

    13 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Dr_Wally

    This stuff is awesome!

    7 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Leadhelliumcase

    fuck yeah... BTW Ashley if you are on last.fm, cheers for that t-shirt you and jude sent me all those years ago!

    12 Mar 2008 Reply
  • BeCCX

    Katalyst is the music you ought to be listening to when you're boarding,just gets you in the right mood

    8 Feb 2008 Reply
  • tbits

    What's Happening that is, I can't remember Manipulating Agent. Might listen to it later.

    7 Oct 2007 Reply
  • tbits

    What a fantastic album.

    7 Oct 2007 Reply
  • gifool

    Holy crap virgin shoutbox. Anyway, does anyone know if the backing track (bassline etc.) of 'Whose Reality?' from Manipulating Agent is taken from Ikon's Tricolour or from some other sample? PM or shout on my page if anyone knows.

    28 Jan 2007 Reply

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